Wed., June 19, 2013 3:30pm
Georgia's forestry industry is looking up now that the housing market is showing a potential rebound. The number of jobs in the state's second-largest industry is rising. And a Georgia Forestry Commission official says lumber mills are charging more for wood.
Mon., June 17, 2013 4:25pm
Three U.S. House races in Georgia are drawing crowded fields of candidates. But the excitement appears limited to the Republican Party. Sixteen GOP hopefuls are running for the three seats being vacated by Republicans Phil Gingrey of Marietta, Paul Broun of Athens and Jack Kingston of Savannah.
Fri., June 14, 2013 5:01pm
Georgia's chief Juvenile Justice investigator and 19 other employees are suspended today. Commissioner Avery Niles suspended the workers for not resolving some 20 claims of sexual abuse against detained children. A department spokesman says Niles is taking the allegations seriously.
Wed., June 12, 2013 4:28pm
An official with the State Charter Schools Commission says as many as 25 schools could petition the panel for state approval by Friday. That's the deadline for charter school backers to get in applications to a new state agency. The process is open to people who want to set up their own taxpayer-funded schools but have been denied by local officials.
Tue., June 11, 2013 4:43pm
This Saturday, Darien residents will remember one of the most controversial war acts during the Civil War. The town's buildings, churches, and most homes were set aflame by soldiers over 150 years ago. Today, the remains from the act are still preserved by the town's residents.
Mon., June 10, 2013 3:54pm
Hundreds of people came to pay their respects to a jazz legend Monday. Mourners remembered bassist Ben Tucker at the late musician's funeral at Savannah's Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. When it was over, people in the pews poured into the streets for a New Orleans-style procession.
Fri., May 31, 2013 4:27pm
Sheriff's officials say a joint injury is forcing the dog to retire after more than six years on the job. A ceremony in honor of the 8-year-old black Labrador retriever named Corporal Aldo is scheduled for Friday.
Fri., May 31, 2013 4:11pm
Coastal homeowners are feeling the pinch with rising insurance rates. An AP analysis of national insurance figures shows 14 of the 15 states where rates increased by the largest percentages border the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean.
Wed., May 29, 2013 4:38pm
After years of battling between environmental groups and federal officials, a federal judge in South Carolina has approved a settlement allowing Savannah's harbor deepening to proceed. The settlement approved by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in Charleson allows the project to move forward with additional protections for water quality.
Thu., May 23, 2013 4:09pm
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told coastal-area business leaders Thursday not to worry about the Savannah harbor deepening project. The $652 port expansion has languished because Congress and the White House haven't yet budgeted the bulk of the federal project's cost. Reed spoke at the Savannah Economic Development Authority's annual luncheon.